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    • Hankook revamping Laufenn brand strategies

      LAS VEGAS — Almost three years after Hankook Tire America Corp. launched its entry-level Laufenn brand, the tire maker is evaluating internal strategies to position the brand better and spur growth.

    • Goodyear, Marines collaborate on Toys for Tots

      AKRON — Sometimes, Santa needs a helping hand. That's why Goodyear and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve are continuing a partnership they began seven years ago, to collect new toys and monetary donations for the Marines Toys for Tots Foundation.

    • Michelin selling its stake in Double Coin joint venture

      PARIS — Group Michelin is selling its 40-percent stake in the Double Coin (Anhui) Warrior Tire Co. Ltd. joint venture to affiliates of the venture's majority partner, Shanghai Huayi (Group) Co. Ltd., including Double Coin Tire Group Co. Ltd.

    • Michelin to supply FIA-WEC through 2021

      SAKHIR, Bahrain — Group Michelin has agreed to continue supplying race tires for at least the next three seasons to the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the annual Le Mans 24 Hours race.

    • Conti consolidating U.S. textile reinforcements units

      BARNESEVILLE, Ga. — ContiTech North America Inc. is consolidating its textile reinforcements business in the U.S. to one plant, in Barnesville, and has budgeted $9 million to cover the move and modernize the 129-year-old Barnesville plant.

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